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Pluralism (noun) 1. an adherence to the belief in the validity of a diversity of views and practices demonstrated in a deliberate effort to see other points of view. 2. The belief that people of different social classes, religions, races, etc., should be able to co-exist together in a society. 3. Being able to hold two or more offices or responsibilities at the same time.
Pluralist (adjective or noun)(Vernacular, Informal): Name for someone who is using definitions 1 & 2.
- Benefice#Pluralism, a situation in the sense of holding multiple ecclesiastical offices
- Cosmic pluralism, the belief in numerous other worlds beyond the Earth, which may possess the conditions suitable for life
- Cultural pluralism, when small groups within a larger society maintain their unique cultural identities (see Multiculturalism)
- Legal pluralism, acknowledges the existence of differing legal systems in the world
- Journal of Legal Pluralism, a peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on legal pluralism
- Methodological pluralism, the view that some phenomena observed in science and social science require multiple methods to account for their nature
- Pluralism (industrial relations), recognition of a multiplicity of legitimate interests and stakeholders in the employment relationship
- Pluralism (political philosophy), the acknowledgment of a diversity of political systems
- Pluralism (political theory), belief that there should be diverse and competing centres of power in society, so that there is a marketplace for ideas
- Religious pluralism, the acceptance of all religious paths as equally valid, promoting coexistence
- Scientific pluralism, the view that some phenomena observed in science require multiple explanations to account for their nature
- Structural pluralism, a concept used to examine the way in which societies are structured
- Epistemological pluralism, methodologies for determining what we know – a set of untold truths about the world
- Pluralism (philosophy), a doctrine according to which many rather than one (monism) or two (dualism) basic substances make up reality
- Pluralist school, a Greek school of pre-Socratic philosophers
- Value pluralism, the idea that there are several values that may be equally correct, even fundamental, and yet in conflict with each other
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